‘classy musicianship’ Gramophone Magazine, June 2014
We began ensembleF2 in the spring of 2009 with concerts up and down the country performing great works of Haydn and Mozart. The focus of these performances was our two Wigmore Hall concerts in London. Playing to delighted audiences ensembleF2 launched with large and small ensemble pieces from two giants of the music world.
We play music we love and want to do that on the instruments which seem to suit the repertoire best. It involves a lot of research, trying out, listening and reflecting but we think it’s worth it and makes our job so much more interesting. Assembling and Ensembling with friends and deeply respected colleagues allows us to constantly learn from each other and we relish the journey ahead.
Our CD: Danzi, Music for Piano and Winds Vol.1 was launched in 2013 and is available to order from the DevineMusic label at http://www.ensemblef2.com/audioetc.html where you can also hear a snippet from the disc. Our future programmes will present a groundbreaking approach to period performance using the research and knowledge gained in our individual fields and working to the highest musical standards in our power.
‘Uniting enormous skill with sustained enthusiasm, this new international team are surely going places’. (Nottingham Evening Post)
‘an excellent recording of a fascinating repertoire from a fine, if perhaps not great, composer.’ Early Music Review Feb 2014